Dissertation Defense: "Underlying Patterns in International Relations: The Role of the Unconscious in Cooperation and Conflict" by Susan Voss

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Dissertation Defense: "Underlying Patterns in International Relations: The Role of the Unconscious in Cooperation and Conflict" by Susan Voss

Time: November 15, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Studio, Lambert Campus, Pacifica Graduate Institute
City/Town: Santa Barbara, CA
Website or Map: http://www.pacifica.edu/about…
Event Type: dissertation defense—times listed are u.s. pt
Organized By: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Pacifica invites you to the oral defense of Susan Schumacher Voss' dissertation in Depth Psychology entitled, "Underlying Patterns in International Relations: The Role of the Unconscious in Cooperation and Conflict"

ABSTRACT

This research explores the inextricable link between the individual and the collective psychology through the shared ordering principle derived from the underlying image of god representative of the collective religion, spiritual tradition, or ethical beliefs. Per psychologist Carl Jung the image of god is linked to human consciousness and evolves with human consciousness. Using a hermeneutic methodology the role of the god-image is explored as foundational to the creation of a nation’s ordering principles and the basis for the relationship between their political-religious dialectic. The results of the research find that Jung’s model of the psyche is applicable at a national level, that cultural psychology provides invaluable data in modeling international relations, that the god-image is foundational to a nation’s political-religious dialectic, and the god-image and culture are continually evolving synergistic with the individual and the collective. The results further depth psychology by presenting an expanded model of the Self-collective god-image interface, by integrating depth psychology with cultural psychology to identify the unconscious patterns that underlie international relations, and by demonstrating that the evolution of the god-image is a means of collective compensation for overly one-sided beliefs. Analysis of US-Russian relations reveal the two nations are cultural opposites that is the basis for the perceived need for an exaggerated nuclear defense. This research explores the need for kairos as the transformation of the god-image to unite nations around a global and sustainable future.

Keywords: international relations, cultural psychology, depth psychology, god-image 

CHAIR:  Thomas Elsner, JD
READER:  Dr. Alan Kilpatrick
EXTERNAL READER:  Dr. James Bradbury
*All Oral Defense attendees must shuttle from the Best Western Hotel in Carpinteria
Because of Pacifica’s conditional use permit, which restricts campus parking, all guests of Pacifica must use our complimentary shuttle to and from campus. Please call 896-1887 or 896-1888 for a shuttle pickup from the Best Western. A driver will pick you shortly and deliver you to the campus.

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